Therapists in 37122

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Lantern Lane Farm
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, LMFT, LCSW, LPC, CBIS
Verified
Mount Juliet, TN 37122
Offering In-Person and Virtual Sessions for individuals, families, couples, children, adults, and teens...our specialists are here for you! With our sliding fee scale, we can affordably match you with a qualified therapist. Whether you are focusing on getting through today...or looking for an ally to help you achieve your long term goals. Lantern Lane Farm is here for you. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit, counseling center --Where Healing Happens.
Offering In-Person and Virtual Sessions for individuals, families, couples, children, adults, and teens...our specialists are here for you! With our sliding fee scale, we can affordably match you with a qualified therapist. Whether you are focusing on getting through today...or looking for an ally to help you achieve your long term goals. Lantern Lane Farm is here for you. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit, counseling center --Where Healing Happens.
(615) 956-2111 View (615) 956-2111
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Christine Wolf
TLMFT, MedFT
1 Endorsed
Mount Juliet, TN 37122
As a Temp-Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist I meet people where they are, find their own intention for therapy, & guide them through their interpersonal relationships, thoughts, and feelings. I work from an evidence-based Collaborative/Narrative Strength Based Approach to understand the patient’s perspective and help empower them to understand their mental health through neurophysiological psychoeducation, assessments, and build coping skills for everyday life stressors. I see patients with chronic illness, depression, anxiety, Trauma (PTSD, Complex), relationship distress/conflict. I work with individuals, couples, and families.
As a Temp-Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist I meet people where they are, find their own intention for therapy, & guide them through their interpersonal relationships, thoughts, and feelings. I work from an evidence-based Collaborative/Narrative Strength Based Approach to understand the patient’s perspective and help empower them to understand their mental health through neurophysiological psychoeducation, assessments, and build coping skills for everyday life stressors. I see patients with chronic illness, depression, anxiety, Trauma (PTSD, Complex), relationship distress/conflict. I work with individuals, couples, and families.
(615) 845-5951 View (615) 845-5951
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Ashton Anselmo
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC, MHSP, Temp
Verified
Mount Juliet, TN 37122
Accepting new outpatient clients! I enjoy helping people work through shame, anxiety, burn out, trauma, and identity issues. I assist clients who desire a greater sense of safety and stability in their lives. My work with clients tends to involve helping them better understand their own emotions, wants, and needs and how to effectively communicate those. We focus on developing self-compassion and trust. I am especially passionate about helping others who have marginalized identities, so I value inclusivity and taking an anti-oppression approach.
Accepting new outpatient clients! I enjoy helping people work through shame, anxiety, burn out, trauma, and identity issues. I assist clients who desire a greater sense of safety and stability in their lives. My work with clients tends to involve helping them better understand their own emotions, wants, and needs and how to effectively communicate those. We focus on developing self-compassion and trust. I am especially passionate about helping others who have marginalized identities, so I value inclusivity and taking an anti-oppression approach.
(321) 600-4005 View (321) 600-4005
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Brooke Ann Lamb
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Mount Juliet, TN 37122
You’re exhausted from the unending racing thoughts and constantly feeling on-edge due to anxiety and PTSD. The guilt and shame of negative beliefs about yourself from depression feel overwhelming. You can feel peaceful, confident, grounded, and happy again. I can help you get there through my experiential, trauma-focused therapy. My ideal clients are open to deep exploration of their stories, identities, wounds, and desires and are motivated to make real change. I consider it a great privilege to witness the deeply human work of healing of all of my clients.
You’re exhausted from the unending racing thoughts and constantly feeling on-edge due to anxiety and PTSD. The guilt and shame of negative beliefs about yourself from depression feel overwhelming. You can feel peaceful, confident, grounded, and happy again. I can help you get there through my experiential, trauma-focused therapy. My ideal clients are open to deep exploration of their stories, identities, wounds, and desires and are motivated to make real change. I consider it a great privilege to witness the deeply human work of healing of all of my clients.
(615) 237-7150 View (615) 237-7150
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Brandie Jones
Pre-Licensed Professional, MMFT, MBA
Verified
Mount Juliet, TN 37122
If you're feeling stagnant, depressed, anxious, or just need a fresh start, counseling may be just what you need. I practice from a humanistic approach, considering the whole person. I am also trained in Prepare/Enrich for couples seeking premarital therapy, Brainspotting to assist in processing trauma, and Gottman Couple Techniques to assist couples in relationship issues. If you are ready to put in the work, I'm certain we can find the best approach to assist you in reaching your goals.
If you're feeling stagnant, depressed, anxious, or just need a fresh start, counseling may be just what you need. I practice from a humanistic approach, considering the whole person. I am also trained in Prepare/Enrich for couples seeking premarital therapy, Brainspotting to assist in processing trauma, and Gottman Couple Techniques to assist couples in relationship issues. If you are ready to put in the work, I'm certain we can find the best approach to assist you in reaching your goals.
(844) 960-3082 View (844) 960-3082
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Natalie Chan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Mount Juliet, TN 37122  (Online Only)
Are you struggling to show up in relationships, to work, at school, or with family the way that you want to? Feeling like everyday life is harder than it should be, while getting overwhelmed thinking about how to change it? Maybe you even tell yourself "I should be able to do this, what's wrong with me?" If so, you’re probably familiar with sadness, anxiety, and resentment as everyday emotions that are leaving you feeling tired, burnt out, unmotivated, stuck, or hopeless. Or maybe you're not even sure how you feel but you know something is just off...
Are you struggling to show up in relationships, to work, at school, or with family the way that you want to? Feeling like everyday life is harder than it should be, while getting overwhelmed thinking about how to change it? Maybe you even tell yourself "I should be able to do this, what's wrong with me?" If so, you’re probably familiar with sadness, anxiety, and resentment as everyday emotions that are leaving you feeling tired, burnt out, unmotivated, stuck, or hopeless. Or maybe you're not even sure how you feel but you know something is just off...
(615) 392-3304 View (615) 392-3304
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Katie Casey
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP, MA
Verified
Mount Juliet, TN 37122
Therapy is all about healing. Healing from the past, old wounds, thoughts or feelings that aren't serving you anymore. So often, we have learned various ways of living to get through the days, to cope, but it's surviving and not truly living. For most, facing those things seems scary and that fear keeps them from living the life they want. I see my role as a therapist is to foster a space of safety so healing can occur. Through compassion, honesty, and ultimately connection, I work with my clients to help them move towards their best selves.
Therapy is all about healing. Healing from the past, old wounds, thoughts or feelings that aren't serving you anymore. So often, we have learned various ways of living to get through the days, to cope, but it's surviving and not truly living. For most, facing those things seems scary and that fear keeps them from living the life they want. I see my role as a therapist is to foster a space of safety so healing can occur. Through compassion, honesty, and ultimately connection, I work with my clients to help them move towards their best selves.
(615) 258-6935 View (615) 258-6935
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Zainab Suara
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Mount Juliet, TN 37122
Zainab Suara is a Psychologist in Tennessee. She graduated from the University of Hartford in which she received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Additionally, she earned her Bachelor's degree in Biology from Howard University in Washington, D. C. , her Master of Science in Public Health from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN, and her MA in Clinical Practices in Psychology from the University of Hartford.
Zainab Suara is a Psychologist in Tennessee. She graduated from the University of Hartford in which she received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Additionally, she earned her Bachelor's degree in Biology from Howard University in Washington, D. C. , her Master of Science in Public Health from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN, and her MA in Clinical Practices in Psychology from the University of Hartford.
(615) 488-2543 View (615) 488-2543
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Connect Counseling Center, LLC - Mount Juliet, TN
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RPT
Verified
9 Endorsed
Mount Juliet, TN 37122
Providing counseling for children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. Connect has over 50 therapists including clinical interns, LCSW, LMSW, LPC, LPC-MHSP, MMFT, LMFT, Senior Psychological Examiner, and PhD's. Our staff and specializations are diverse and we're confident we have a wonderful fit for your mental health needs. We look forward to serving you!
Providing counseling for children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. Connect has over 50 therapists including clinical interns, LCSW, LMSW, LPC, LPC-MHSP, MMFT, LMFT, Senior Psychological Examiner, and PhD's. Our staff and specializations are diverse and we're confident we have a wonderful fit for your mental health needs. We look forward to serving you!
(615) 502-1202 View (615) 502-1202
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Jason Pawlik
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP, NCC, MA
Verified
Mount Juliet, TN 37122
Immediate availability-I work collaboratively with my clients to identify specific therapeutic goals that fit the individual’s lifestyle. I am very compassionate about helping people with addictions, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, relational conflicts, and behavioral problems. I understand that it can be difficult to make the time in a busy schedule for self-care. That is why I also offer virtual counseling sessions for all of my clients in addition to traditional face to face counseling.
Immediate availability-I work collaboratively with my clients to identify specific therapeutic goals that fit the individual’s lifestyle. I am very compassionate about helping people with addictions, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, relational conflicts, and behavioral problems. I understand that it can be difficult to make the time in a busy schedule for self-care. That is why I also offer virtual counseling sessions for all of my clients in addition to traditional face to face counseling.
(615) 553-3101 View (615) 553-3101
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Yvette Mallory
Psychologist, PsyD, LP, RN
Verified
Mount Juliet, TN 37122  (Online Only)
As a psychologist and nurse, I bring a unique understanding to therapy with a focus on both biological and psychological factors that impact mood and behavioral patterns. I believe in a collaborative and holistic approach in my work to help each client achieve personal life goals that are generally aimed at improving health and wellness, managing stress, and improving relationships.
As a psychologist and nurse, I bring a unique understanding to therapy with a focus on both biological and psychological factors that impact mood and behavioral patterns. I believe in a collaborative and holistic approach in my work to help each client achieve personal life goals that are generally aimed at improving health and wellness, managing stress, and improving relationships.
(629) 260-4640 View (629) 260-4640
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Terri Allen Atwood
Counselor, MA, LPC, MHSP
Verified
Mount Juliet, TN 37122
Voted "Best of Mt. Juliet". Since 2002 "Please help save my marriage!" are words I have heard from thousands of couples. I am a marriage and relationship specialist. I also see clients for pre-marital, anxiety, depression, grief, women's issues, stepfamilies, and spiritual concerns. I am a published writer, speaker, teacher, and singer. I also have a women's event team, Bold Brave and Beautiful. We do women's ministry events and retreats to help women by using testimonies, laughter, praise, and worship. The hurt in my life has become my ministry to help others regain peace, joy, hope, and contentment in a shattered world.
Voted "Best of Mt. Juliet". Since 2002 "Please help save my marriage!" are words I have heard from thousands of couples. I am a marriage and relationship specialist. I also see clients for pre-marital, anxiety, depression, grief, women's issues, stepfamilies, and spiritual concerns. I am a published writer, speaker, teacher, and singer. I also have a women's event team, Bold Brave and Beautiful. We do women's ministry events and retreats to help women by using testimonies, laughter, praise, and worship. The hurt in my life has become my ministry to help others regain peace, joy, hope, and contentment in a shattered world.
(615) 477-3073 View (615) 477-3073
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Erika R. Mitchell
EPT, LIIFT, IKYTA, CPT
Mount Juliet, TN 37122
Accepting names for wait list. Every single one of us faces challenges in our individual "inside world". Those challenges cause us to struggle even more with the challenges of the outside world... but you don't have to face those challenges alone. I offer a safe place and a unique healing approach to help you heal and gain more peace in your life.
Accepting names for wait list. Every single one of us faces challenges in our individual "inside world". Those challenges cause us to struggle even more with the challenges of the outside world... but you don't have to face those challenges alone. I offer a safe place and a unique healing approach to help you heal and gain more peace in your life.
(615) 285-3905 View (615) 285-3905
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Brett Rutledge
Pre-Licensed Professional, MMFT
Verified
Mount Juliet, TN 37122
I have over 20 years of ministry/worship experience and I've been a part of leading youth groups and young professionals groups. Sitting with students and people in ministry has led me to a passion for counseling/therapy. I graduated with my Masters in Marriage & Family Therapy at Trevecca Nazarene University. I enjoy working with clients 14 and older, and young professionals. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, athletes, creatives, those in ministry, and those who have had trauma from ministry. I am LGBTQ+ affirming.
I have over 20 years of ministry/worship experience and I've been a part of leading youth groups and young professionals groups. Sitting with students and people in ministry has led me to a passion for counseling/therapy. I graduated with my Masters in Marriage & Family Therapy at Trevecca Nazarene University. I enjoy working with clients 14 and older, and young professionals. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, athletes, creatives, those in ministry, and those who have had trauma from ministry. I am LGBTQ+ affirming.
(615) 552-1584 View (615) 552-1584
Harriet Weglarz Stewart
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CEAP
Verified
Mount Juliet, TN 37122
The ideal client is one ready to take responsibility for their health. They are open to looking at their issues, to reach into their pocket of resilience and to assist in developing more positive ways of coping with distress--whether that distress is related to interpersonal conflict, mood disorder, physical illness, significant loss or trauma. I believe that there is a significant relationship between a person's spiritual life and mental health. I consider myself to be a Christian therapist without citing chapter and verse. Although my office is small, my goal is to create an environment that conveys comfort and care.
The ideal client is one ready to take responsibility for their health. They are open to looking at their issues, to reach into their pocket of resilience and to assist in developing more positive ways of coping with distress--whether that distress is related to interpersonal conflict, mood disorder, physical illness, significant loss or trauma. I believe that there is a significant relationship between a person's spiritual life and mental health. I consider myself to be a Christian therapist without citing chapter and verse. Although my office is small, my goal is to create an environment that conveys comfort and care.
(615) 823-2622 View (615) 823-2622
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Mason Hale
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, MS, NCC, BCCC
Verified
Mount Juliet, TN 37122
I am a contract counselor with Mount Juliet Counseling Center. I have an MA in Pastoral Care and Counseling and an MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Freed-Hardeman University. I am currently a PhD student at Tennessee Tech University in Counseling and Supervision and pursuing licensure as an LPC-MHSP. I am also a Board Certified Christian Counselor by the AACC, and a National Certified Counselor. I specialize in spiritual issues, grief, and couples counseling. My hope is that every person and couple finds safety and healing during the time we share together.
I am a contract counselor with Mount Juliet Counseling Center. I have an MA in Pastoral Care and Counseling and an MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Freed-Hardeman University. I am currently a PhD student at Tennessee Tech University in Counseling and Supervision and pursuing licensure as an LPC-MHSP. I am also a Board Certified Christian Counselor by the AACC, and a National Certified Counselor. I specialize in spiritual issues, grief, and couples counseling. My hope is that every person and couple finds safety and healing during the time we share together.
(615) 471-7446 View (615) 471-7446
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Carlita Harrington
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, CMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Juliet, TN 37122
One of my favorite quotes is “Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken”. I believe who we are meant to be is rooted and shaped by our life experiences. I’m Carlita Harrington a Florida native who’s a master’s level Clinical Mental health counselor with a specialization in Military Families & Culture. I received my bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Communications from Tennessee State University and served in the United States Navy for eight years. I take a Rogerian approach to counseling also known as person centered, which is rooted in “helping people find their own best way”.
One of my favorite quotes is “Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken”. I believe who we are meant to be is rooted and shaped by our life experiences. I’m Carlita Harrington a Florida native who’s a master’s level Clinical Mental health counselor with a specialization in Military Families & Culture. I received my bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Communications from Tennessee State University and served in the United States Navy for eight years. I take a Rogerian approach to counseling also known as person centered, which is rooted in “helping people find their own best way”.
(615) 282-5604 View (615) 282-5604
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Connie Haxby
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Mount Juliet, TN 37122
Not accepting new clients
Practice Currently Full. Congratulations on taking your first step to a healthier and happier you! Hi, I'm Connie Haxby and I have over 15 years experience in the mental health field. I am passionate about the career I have chosen and truly enjoy assisting clients in their journey to make peace with the past and delve into a happier future. If life's stressors have gotten to be too much lately, please allow me to guide you to reaching your full potential.
Practice Currently Full. Congratulations on taking your first step to a healthier and happier you! Hi, I'm Connie Haxby and I have over 15 years experience in the mental health field. I am passionate about the career I have chosen and truly enjoy assisting clients in their journey to make peace with the past and delve into a happier future. If life's stressors have gotten to be too much lately, please allow me to guide you to reaching your full potential.
(615) 583-8109 View (615) 583-8109
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Generations Psychological & Consultation Services
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Juliet, TN 37122
Are you struggling to do things you enjoy as you age? Are you overwhelmed caring for someone with a severe disability or dementia? Are you having a hard time adjusting to a chronic illness? For your convenience, I offer telehealth services in Tennessee, Ohio, Iowa, and Florida.
Are you struggling to do things you enjoy as you age? Are you overwhelmed caring for someone with a severe disability or dementia? Are you having a hard time adjusting to a chronic illness? For your convenience, I offer telehealth services in Tennessee, Ohio, Iowa, and Florida.
(380) 207-1267 View (380) 207-1267
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Gabby Watson
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Mount Juliet, TN 37122
My goal as a therapist is to provide a safe space for my clients to be fully seen, known and heard. I am passionate about working with kids, teens, and women as they navigate issues such as body image concerns, anxiety, depression, grief, OCD, and self-worth. My personal journey with neurodivergence has led to a desire to help equip kids, teens, adults, and parents with the education and skills to understand and navigate ADHD and Autism whether that is diagnosed early on in childhood or later in life. My goal is to help clients to reclaim parts of themselves, develop resilience, and live authentically.
My goal as a therapist is to provide a safe space for my clients to be fully seen, known and heard. I am passionate about working with kids, teens, and women as they navigate issues such as body image concerns, anxiety, depression, grief, OCD, and self-worth. My personal journey with neurodivergence has led to a desire to help equip kids, teens, adults, and parents with the education and skills to understand and navigate ADHD and Autism whether that is diagnosed early on in childhood or later in life. My goal is to help clients to reclaim parts of themselves, develop resilience, and live authentically.
(629) 258-6996 View (629) 258-6996

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Number of Therapists in 37122

100+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in 37122 who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
87% Depression
83% Relationship Issues
74% Self Esteem
72% Stress
70% Coping Skills
67% Grief

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
71% Aetna
71% Optum

How Therapists in 37122 see their clients

90% In Person and Online
10% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 37122?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.